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In this population, antibiotic administration guidelines based on amoxicillin-clavulanic acid for stages I-III of appendicitis maintained a low rate of postoperative infectious complications and were not associated with a higher postoperative infectious complication rate than guidelines based on ticarcillin-clavulanic acid.
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By the 1960s and 1970s, problems in the antibacterial treatment of infections had begun to emerge. Previously active antibacterials were being compromised by the development of resistance. Beta-lactamase production was identified in isolates of staphylococci, and, amongst others, in Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis. The discovery of the potent beta-lactamase inhibitor clavulanic acid, and its protective effect on amoxicillin, a semi-synthetic penicillin with good oral absorption and potent broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, was thus of great importance in the treatment of bacterial disease. Following preliminary clinical studies in bronchitis and urinary tract infections, amoxicillin/clavulanate therapy was investigated in a wide range of infections and proved to demonstrate a high level of clinical efficacy. These results supported the launch of amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) in 1981 for use in upper and lower respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections and obstetric, gynaecological and intra-abdominal infections.
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Prospective, double-blind, randomized study.
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To determine the susceptibility of lower respiratory tract (LRT) isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Haemophilus influenzae to antimicrobial agents recommended by UK guidelines for treatment of pneumonia associated with influenza-like illness.
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Recurrent acute tonsillitis, peritonsillar infections and quinsy (peritonsillar abscess) are common clinical conditions that present to a general practitioner. Management in general practice and in hospital is confounded by apparently conflicting treatment options in the medical literature. We have developed clear guidelines as part of an ongoing audit cycle which include performing quinsy or 'hot' tonsillectomy in selected cases, alongside conservative treatments to ensure the speedy recovery and minimal hospitalisation of all patients, with resultant cost benefits.
Streptococcus agalactiae is a rare cause of vertebral osteomyelitis. We present four cases of spondylitis caused by this micro-organism and a review of 20 cases previously described in the literature. Only seven patients (29%) were under 50 years of age. Diabetes mellitus and neoplasms were the most frequent underlying conditions, although 37.5% of the patients did not have any predisposition. Neck or back pain was the most common symptom. Diagnosis depended mainly on magnetic resonance imaging. Blood cultures were positive in 50% of the patients. The duration of antibiotic therapy was 6 weeks for most patients. The outcome was favourable, with none of the patients suffering serious sequelae.
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The distribution of amoxycillin, ticarcillin and clavulanic acid into lymph collected from the right lymphatic duct of rabbits was examined after intravenous administration. The compounds were administered to simulate, in the plasma of rabbits, the concentrations of amoxycillin, ticarcillin and clavulanic acid measured in human serum after the administration of either an iv bolus dose of amoxycillin 1.0 g plus clavulanic acid 200 mg, ticarcillin 3.0 g plus clavulanic acid 200 mg, or an iv infusion of amoxycillin 2.0 g plus clavulanic acid 200 mg or ticarcillin 3.0 g plus clavulanic acid 200 mg given over 30 min. Lymph concentrations of the compounds reached a peak rapidly after the simulation of a bolus dose (0-1 h) and the concentration-versus-time profiles in plasma and lymph were generally similar after 45 min. Following simulation of an iv infusion, peak concentrations of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid in lymph were reached at approximately the same time as for the bolus simulation, but that of ticarcillin occurred slightly later. The elimination half-lives of the compounds were similar in plasma and lymph. The percentage penetration values were high (greater than 80%) irrespective of the concentration-versus-time curve simulated. The penetration of clavulanic acid was compatible with that of the coadministered penicillin agent and was similar when given with either amoxycillin or ticarcillin.
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The incidence of discitis following discectomy is reported at between 0.75% and 3.0%. We believe this rate could be reduced if an antibiotic that penetrated the disc tissue with an appropriate spectrum were to be given prophylactically to cover surgery. A prospective study of 20 patients undergoing routine lumbar discectomy was performed. Ten patients received Augmentin 1.2 g and ten received cefuroxime 1.5 g pre-operatively. In eight patients sequestrated disc fragments were analysed, and the majority were found to have drug levels higher than in the attached disc material; the reasons for this are discussed. We conclude that Augmentin penetrates damaged disc material to a limited extent, but cefuroxime achieves levels effective against the most commonly implicated pathogens in discitis tissue and is a rational choice of antibiotic for prophylaxis during lumbar discectomy.